As we continue to make adjustments throughout the Museum in response to COVID-19, new volunteers are not being accepted at this time. Please keep an eye out for a new volunteer orientation in January 2022. Thank you for your understanding.
Volunteers are a vital part of the mission of the Florida Museum. By joining our team, you can become part of a this unique group of dedicated individuals!
Adult Volunteer Opportunities
Service opportunities range from interacting with the public as an exhibit docent to working behind the scenes in the research collections. Several examples are listed below, but please keep in mind openings may vary due to need.
Work with staff to keep the Butterfly Rainforest beautiful year-round. Volunteers work on various aspects of gardening, including planting, watering and weeding.
Time Commitment: Two-hour shifts; weekly, Monday-Saturday: 8-10 a.m. and Sunday: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Work with research and collections staff on the daily care and maintenance of the Museum’s growing Lepidoptera (butterflies/moths) collection. Volunteers work behind the scenes helping staff label and mount specimens, maintain records and curate the collection.
Time Commitment: Two-hour shifts; weekly, Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Interact with visitors of all ages in permanent and featured exhibits, including answering general questions.
Time Commitment: Two-hour shifts; weekly, Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-noon, noon-2 p.m., 2-4 p.m. and Sunday 1-3 p.m., 3-5 p.m.
Please contact Florida Museum Volunteer Coordinator Amy Hester, 352-273-2055 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.